Re: DVD cataloging

LeeAnne Krause (LLKRAUSE@gwm.sc.edu)
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 11:57:20 -0700 (PDT)

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Hi Rhonda-
I agree there's no reason for using accession numbers for DVDs, if you're =
using LC for videos. However, in the spirit of healthy debate, I'd like =
to say that I find using accession numbers for all of our videos and DVDs =
works quite well, as long as the media does not need to be integrated with =
the book collections. The main reason I say this, is that documentaries =
especially often cross borders between disciplines. For example, is =
"Killing us Softly III" more Women's Studies or Journalism? Where does =
"Looking for Langston" go: African American Studies or Literature? Would =
the 1994 version of "Romeo and Juliet" be put under Shakespeare or not, =
since it is a loose adaptation? There are pros and cons to accession =
numbering of course, but I shudder to think of the difficulties we'd have =
moving to LC. Just my $0.02.

LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film Library
803-777-2858
www.sc.edu/library/film.html

>>> rrosen@popmail.lmu.edu 07/27/01 03:56PM >>>
hi everyone!

we catalog our video collection using LC. i think we used LC for the
videos as they were consistent with the rest of the library's collection,
and they would be grouped in subjects, where for educational materials =
that
makes sense.
We are currently beginning to build our DVD collection, and so far we have
been using an accession numbering system, athough to be honest, i'm not
sure why....
how are you all cataloging your media collections? is anyone using LC or
accession numbers? i'm curious...

Rhonda=20

Rhonda Rosen
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Loyola Marymount University phone: (310)338-4584 =20
7900 Loyola Blvd. =20
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8206 =20
email:rrosen@lmu.edu =20

Media & Reserve web page: http://lib.lmu.edu/mr/
personal page: http://myweb.lmu.edu/rrosen/
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Hi Rhonda-
I agree there's no reason for using accession numbers = for=20 DVDs, if you're using LC for videos.  However, in the spirit of = healthy=20 debate, I'd like to say that I find using accession numbers for all of = our=20 videos and DVDs works quite well, as long as the media does not need to = be=20 integrated with the book collections.  The main reason I say = this, is=20 that documentaries especially often cross borders between=20 disciplines.  For example, is "Killing us Softly III" more = Women's=20 Studies or Journalism?  Where does "Looking for Langston" go:  = African=20 American Studies or Literature?  Would the 1994 version of "Romeo = and=20 Juliet" be put under Shakespeare or not, since it is a loose adaptation?&nb= sp;=20 There are pros and cons to accession numbering of course, but I shudder to = think=20 of the difficulties we'd have moving to LC.  Just my $0.02.
 
 
 
LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film=20 Library
803-777-2858
www.sc.edu/library/film.html
 


>>> rrosen@popmail.lmu.edu 07/27/01 03:56PM=20 >>>
hi everyone!

we catalog our video collection = using=20 LC.  i think we used LC for the
videos as they were consistent = with the=20 rest of the library's collection,
and they would be grouped in = subjects,=20 where for educational materials that
makes sense.
We are currently=20= beginning to build our DVD collection, and so far we have
been using = an=20 accession numbering system, athough to be honest, i'm not
sure = why....
how=20 are you all cataloging your media collections?  is anyone using LC=20 or
accession numbers?  i'm curious...

Rhonda=20



Rhonda=20 Rosen
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Media = &=20 Reserve Services Dept.
Loyola Marymount=20 University           = ;=20 phone: (310)338-4584     
7900 Loyola = Blvd. =20    
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8206 =20
email:rrosen@lmu.edu   =20             &nb= sp;            =        =20

Media & Reserve web page:  http://lib.lmu.edu/mr/
personal = page: =20 http://myweb.lmu.edu/rrosen/
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